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Building a GB electricity network ready for net zero

One of the major challenges to reaching net zero is upgrading the grid so that it can cope with increased electrification. Energy experts Regen to undertook a comprehensive analysis of the state of the grid and what is required to upgrade it.

Analysing the state of the UK energy grid so that it can cope with increased electrification

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Superhomes Rating Scheme

The National Energy Foundation SuperHomes project recognises the achievements of those who have gone the extra mile in the eco-refurbishment of their property.

Recognising householders who have gone the extra mile in the eco-refurbishment of their property

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Accelerating Zero Carbon Heat in Scotland

WWF Scotland project assessing how regulation and incentives could be combined to rapidly accelerate the roll-out of zero and low-carbon heating in Scotland.

Assessing how regulation and incentives could be combined to rapidly accelerate the roll-out of zero and low-carbon heating in Scotland

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Heat Pump Rollout in France and the UK: a Comparative Analysis

This report by the MCS Foundation assesses why the UK is lagging behind targets on heat pump deployment and sets out lessons the UK can learn from France in this area.

This report by the MCS Foundation assesses why the UK is lagging behind targets on heat pump deployment and sets out lessons the UK can learn from France in this area.

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Hydrogen Costs – Cornwall Insight

This report, produced by renowned energy analysts Cornwall Insight, calculates the costs of blue and green hydrogen production, based on current and projected gas prices.

This report calculates the costs of blue and green hydrogen production, based on current and projected gas prices.

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The Future of Home Heating: the roles of heat pumps and hydrogen

This research concluded that hydrogen infrastructure is not going to be viable for domestic heating applications at scale for at least the next decade.

This research concluded that hydrogen infrastructure is not going to be viable for domestic heating applications at scale for at least the next decade.

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The Community Energy Revolution

Supporting the Local Electricity Bill drafted by  Power for People which aims to make community energy a practical reality.

Supporting the Local Electricity Bill to make community energy a practical reality

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Energy Sleeving Pool

Bristol City Council feasibility assessment exploring the concept of a ‘Sleeving Pool’ in order to help the local authority procure local renewable electricity at scale and create increased demand for local renewable energy sources.

Bristol City Council study exploring the concept of an energy ‘Sleeving Pool’

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Exploring the Supply Chain of Renewable Energies

War on Want research project looking at the impact in the global south of extracting the raw materials needed for the production of renewable energy technologies

Looking at the impact in the global south of extracting the raw materials needed for renewable energy technologies

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MCS Installations Database (MID)

The MCS Foundation funded a new responsive version of the MCS Installations Database which enables the reporting of trends.

Developing the MCS Installations Database so it can report key trends

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Net Zero New Build – GHA Vanguard Networ

Working with the Vanguards network of 16 Local Authorities to accelerate the changes necessary to deliver net zero carbon new homes.

Working with local authorities to accelerate the journey to net zero carbon new homes

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Apply for grant funding

The MCS Foundation is open to funding a range of projects that advance our mission to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and low carbon technologies.

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